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Flux expands ‘new’ facility

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 ( #981 ) - Vista, CA, United States
Flux Power continues to expand
Flux Power continues to expand
After moving to a new facility in June 2019, Flux Power is expanding its operations by occupying an additional 23,000 sqft. (2,150 sqm) facility. Supply chain manager Jerrett Chambers says by doubling the production space and reorganising inventory by packs, Flux Power will be able to reduce kit production times by 50%. The facility expansion will feature new vertical storage units to maximise inventory capacity, dedicated racks for each product line to optimise kit production and minimise time spent collecting materials, and increased storage space for lithium-ion cells. It includes enhanced manufacturing space for each of the product lines and an expanded work area for the RMA department. "The acquisition of the new space allows the materials team to expand and provide a greater volume of raw goods, allowing production to expand capacity to its fullest," says Steve Fambro, director of production. The additional space will position Flux Power for continued growth to meet customer demand for lithium-ion battery solutions. As reported last year, Flux Power moved to larger premises to accommodate rising demand for its lithium-ion batteries. The new 60,000 sqft. (5,600 sqm) facility features improvements to production lines, incorporating lean six-sigma philosophies. At the time, CEO Ron Dutt told Forkliftaction News that the new facility had been "built for the future", with the ability to dramatically ramp up production levels to meet customer demand.